Archive | August 17, 2012

To the Editor: There are many scriptures that refer to homosexuality in the Old and New Testament. In the book of Romans Ch. 1, in part, it says: “God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And [...]

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To the Editor: The July 15 letter, “Moderate voices are drowned out,” implies that “mean-spirited” “extremists” believe the “other side” likes to kill babies. I am certain that I qualify as a mean-spirited extremist, but, I do not believe the “other side” likes to kill babies. I am confounded, however, that we continue to kill [...]

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Filing for city, township and school board offices closed Tuesday, finding many incumbents as well as challengers coming to the forefront. In Little Falls, voters will have a number of candidates to consider in the three Wards. Incumbent Loren Boyum will be challenged by Robin Hensel and Brent M. Wittwer for the Ward 1 seat. [...]

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By Jeff Hilger, Guest Columnist When someone doesn’t tell the full story, you need to call them out. Even when it is your local newspaper. ECM Newspapers missed the boat with its early August editorial attacking the recent purse enhancement agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. It is important that people understand [...]

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If you received millions of dollars to help prepare teachers and wanted to include nearby public schools, wouldn’t you include some of the area’s most effective public schools? Yes, I think many of us would. Unfortunately, that’s not what some teacher preparation programs are doing as part of their work, supported by the Bush Foundation. [...]

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To the Editor: Many thanks go out to Nicole and Joe Gross and family for bringing their black Percheron horses and wagon to the Mille Lacs Health System (MLHS) Long Term Care so residents could go on a hay ride. Nicole is an LPN at the MLHS clinics. Also helping was Eric Hanneken, who is [...]

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These are the times that try parents’ souls. The new school year beckons. They’ve almost survived the summer. But they aren’t there yet. When I was kid, my summer was set up this way: The first two weeks after school let out were spent in vacation Bible school. After spending nine months cooped up in [...]

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Every community the size of Little Falls can trace its history back to one or two or at most three people who, a century ago, had a special talent or vision that helped the community grow beyond a trade center for the surrounding farmers. For Little Falls, one such person was Paul Larson, who began [...]

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